Jail time for operators of unlicensed Vaughan daycare where child died
Chris Fox, CTV Toronto
Published Friday, March 18, 2016 10:41AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 18, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Three people found guilty of operating an unlicensed daycare in Vaughan after the death of a two-year-old girl have been sentenced to 30 days in jail, two years’ probation and a fine.
Under the terms of the sentence delivered on Friday, the guilty parties will be able to serve the jail time intermittently so they can continue working. The three must also pay fines totaling $16,500.
Olena Panfilova is still facing one count of manslaughter in connection to Eva Ravikovich’s death.
The girl was found without vital signs at the home on Yellowood Circle on July 8, 2013.
Following the child’s death, Panfilova, her husband Ruslan Panfilov and their adult daughter Karyna Rabadanova were charged with operating an illegal facility under the provincial Day Nurseries Act.
During the ensuing trial, one police officer testified that he found rooms “packed” with crying children and toys and a bathroom that was so filled with garbage that it could not be used.
Panfilova and her daughter are also facing criminal charges of obstructing police.